Too Hard to Love Them? Just be Kind.

We are often encouraged to love one another, to love ourselves, and to understand that the very ground of being is love. But, the English word "love" is loaded. It is rife with multiple meanings and is tossed about in the vernacular like a half-deflated soccer ball. Simply put, it can be [...]

How to Write a Song in 5 Minutes

You ever get an earworm stuck in your head? Yes, snippets of pop songs often become earworms for most of us, but I'm talking about an original earworm... one that could be a song idea trying to come to you? In this video, watch the process of what I do when I [...]

Why Some People Don’t Like Music

Have you ever wondered why some people just don't seem to like music? Musical anhedonia is a brain condition that causes people to feel apathetic toward music, or even to dislike it outright. About 3-5% of the population experiences music anhedonia, and this means the reward centers in their brain are not [...]

Live Sanjati Meditation for Stress Relief

Joel and I did a Facebook live broadcast of an hour-long live meditation concert featuring music from both of our Sanjati meditation music albums. We invite you to find a comfortable spot and immerse yourself deeply in this healing experience. <3    

Why are Musicians so Attached to Their Instruments?

Back in 1978 when I was just five years old, my trusty Gemeinhardt M2 flute left the manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Indiana and went out into the world. It eventually made its way to Ohio, where my parents found it in a second hand shop and bought it for me. I had [...]

What is Creativity? Kathy Rausch Interviews Carisa Holmes

I met Carisa Holmes at the Columbus Center for Spiritual Living. The first time I experienced her creative magic was when she was the guest performer. Carisa is a beautiful woman and reminded me of someone I had met before. It took me a long time to figure out who it was. It [...]

By |2018-07-10T22:33:38+00:00May 30th, 2018|Creativity, Creativity in Columbus, Music|0 Comments

The Multi-Dimensional Magic of Music

Like a human being, music is so much more than its physical attributes. In its written form, it is linear – spatially oriented and metered in time, formatted for reading on pages we can see, touch and turn. And yet, the mystical appeal and true essence of music are far beyond this [...]

Sour Echoes: The Philosophy of Reverb

Life is a concert hall and we are the singers. Whether we are actually trained vocalists or not, each of us embodies a unique song, and we are charged with standing on the stage of the concert hall of life and singing it, no matter how much noise is around us. Unfortunately, [...]

What’s So Great About Salt Caves?

As many of you know, I am half of Sanjati, an electronic-organic hybrid group that specializes in music for healing and meditation. Sanjati is fast becoming known in Columbus, Ohio and beyond as a source for healing music through our meditation concerts and sacred sound journeys. We are very grateful that creativity [...]

Does Using Hooks in Your Music Make You a Sell Out?

The most ubiquitous feature of the overly-processed, plastic pop music that dominates radio today would have to be the hook. Not only must the main chorus quickly grab the listener, but now you need hook-y ad libs in the intro, hook-laden verses, and a hookish bridge to boot or else, well, people [...]

By |2018-06-01T15:14:22+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Creativity, Music, Music Production, Songwriting|0 Comments